Honduran, U.S. volunteers conduct underground search and rescue training
Herberth Gaekel (middle), 612th Air Base Squadron Fire Department liaison at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, and PUMCIR (Personal Utilizado en Misiones Contra Incendio y Rescate – Personnel Used in Fire and Rescue) founder and instructor, leads 13 Honduran and seven U.S. volunteers on the first leg of a six-mile round-trip hike into the mountains of Comayagua National Park near El Volcan, Honduras, Sept. 24, 2016, to conduct realistic search and rescue training. The all-volunteer group was comprised of Honduran Bomberos and a doctor from the surrounding region and seven U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo that included firefighters and Personnel Recovery Coordination Cell members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David Liapis)